P-40C Flying Tigers

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by gnAsher, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. gnAsher

    gnAsher Member

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    Following cguztmer's footsteps, I have also completed the P-40C from paperaircraftwerks. I took a deviation though and built it wheels up and spinning prop. I also managed to get Gemirs pilot in the plane.

    One thing though, the canopy is designed to be open (at least I couldn't make it look good closed), so we have caught Captain Neckless just after he spots a column of enemy trucks and is pulling his canopy closed and turning into an attack run!

    I scratch built the stand and stuck on the blood chit and flying tiger emblem just for good measure. The wheel up mod was easy to do, though I needed to do some research into how the wheels folded into the bays. Overall it's been a fun build, good fit (bad builder), and good instructions. Thanks go to cgutzmer for showing me (us) how to curl the wing tips round the former!

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  2. dansls1

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    Nice build and display!
  3. Nemesis7485

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    That's an excellent build. The Flying Tigers have always been of special interest to me so I think thisun will be going on my todo list.

    Nice job, Andreas.
  4. cgutzmer

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    Spectacular! You did a great job on those wing root fillets and fairings (I forget the name again - the bulbous things on the wings) Glad I was able to offer some help on it :)
    Chris
  5. rmks2000

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    Excellent! I definitely need to get back to my build. Where did you get the pilot?
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    Pilots

    Here's the direct link.
  7. shoki2000

    shoki2000 Active Member

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    Good job on the plane!
    Pilot figures really add "life" to the model and I'm glad to see one of John's little guys get some action :thumb:
  8. rmks2000

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    Thanks for the link, Dan. And thanks Michael for offering the pilot.
  9. gnAsher

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    Thanks guys! I wanted to do a model "in action" with a spinning propeller, and of course that would need a pilot. Thanks Dan for answering rmks2000's question and yeah, thanks from me too to Michael for providing the pilot. It is quite poseable as I found half way through my build! However, I forgot to put on the collar and glued the head direct to the torso, hence Capt. Neckless!

    Chris, the bulb things went surprisingly well, I just followed the advice I got on the forum!:mrgreen: It's a matter of grit your teeth and muster up the patience to do it.

    Nemesis7485, I too have some affection for the Flying Tigers. I used to have a leather jacket to which I sewed the "Blood Chit" to the back. Later I found the matching shoulder patch, and had it sewn on. But when I returned to Hong Kong and 1997 rolled by (British -> Chinese), wearing a Nationalist flag on my back was a little too uncomfortable!

    I now have to go back to lurking mode,:cry::cry::cry:! I have started "school" again and the workload is pretty tough with working full time as well. Even the modelling have been put on the shelf until summer break:eek:! Sigh! Roll on June!:cry:
  10. Lex

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    Awwww... I can't show this great build on Chinese forums... >_< But... wait, let's see... we could change that flag to, um... Say, the Chinese air force :D